Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Auto Racing
Elected: 2019
Country: Great Britain
Born: January 17, 1922, in Paddington, West London (190 km/h)
Died: August 23, 1987

Shelia Van Damm

Great Britain's Shelia Van Damm won 56 major auto races, and was the leading women's competitor in motor car rallying in the 1950s. 

Her victories include: the 1953 Coupe Des Dames at the Alpine Rally, the highest award for women in racing; the Ladies Prize victory in 1954 and 1955 European Touring championships (with Anne Hall); and 1955 Monte Carlo Coupe des Dames. 

Van Damm broke a class speed record for 2-3 liter cars in Belgium in 1953 driving the prototype Sunbeam Alpine Sports car at an average of 120 mph.  At the 1963 Alpine Rally, she and co-driver Anne Hall, won both Coupe des Dames and Coupe des Alps.

At Monte Carlo in 1954, 1955 and 1956, Van Damm, Leslie Johnson and Stirling Moss won the Team prize at Monte Carlo.

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